Sorry, but this is a thing we can only - and I mean for sure ONLY - with MORE support. I don't want to do any kind of fingerpointing, but besides all: We are just a small team and we don't get enough support, meaning with tests, documentation and also monetary parts. We cannot afford managing the whole own and selfhosted infrastructure with that kind of backend being wished.
You are for sure right in many parts, but nevertheless: The reality is quite different therefore and we do the best we can with that amount we have for now. If there should be a change: We need support. Not meaning all monetary, also more ideas and people giving time for realizing them.
And to get a central point here: The internet is of NONE solution! I can only motivate everyone to think about those structures like key-signing for example, but also package-hosting. There are costs to be managed when hosting fileservers for transmitting for example and to think there "will be always some solution" is to be honest absolute irreal. Not meaning you for sure, but the general opinion and to say it clear, people: The global network CAN forget and remove data and files without having any kind of possible way getting them back.
Taking the example of vanished distributions and systems: Most of them are not only no longer there, there is no way to get the files back or rebuild them. So the first thing for all here: Make a backup of all files Hyperbola is using. You could be able to run Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre more or less for many years to come local without any kind of problem.
So the best or perhaps most inclusive way: Let's think together which problems are there and how to solve them. If there are enough people here thinking we can discuss that for sure. But the point also stays: Servers and hosting infrastructure cost money. And this does not mean Hyperbola is going to vanish. It is just that: Technical emancipation means also having insights in own data and being into full control of them.
Going only for "this is someone else's problem" result just in the opposite and good systems, good programs and projects vanished. Again: This was not said here. But there are other parts and comments like "Building a system like Hyperbola is just easy, taking the scripts and go for it." or "Hyperbola is just a clone from Arch GNU/Linux" ... you name it and can be found also here in the forums (https://forums.hyperbola.info/viewtopic … =4471#p447). The generic problem is way more beyond but for sure also unneeded stigmata given to this system: It is not seen how much time is needed to review the code, search for the licensing and correct it when packaging does not have it elsewhere. We have done much work looking for the same ways Debian has already done so far. And we are not even at the point to mention the inclusion and patching of Xenocara, Sndio and LibreSSL So I can only motivate everyone looking beyond the curtain, having a good and interesting time with us here for sure, being invited to communicate and discuss ideas also for solving points as Hyperbola was always a community-driven system and will stay that way for sure.
Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!
Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!